Jason Fraley is WTOP's film critic and morning drive writer, holding an M.F.A in Film & Electronic Media from American University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He has contributed to both USA TODAY & The (Baltimore) Sun and was recently hailed by The Washington Post, which wrote: "Fraley, a film buff, is known for his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history, by year" (6/12/11).

Read more from WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley on his blog, The Film Spectrum.

Langella carries 'Robot & Frank' with bittersweet charm

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says the film is worth watching for Langella's performance alone.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 10:54am EDT
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Remember when film was actually on film? These guys don't

WTOP's Movie Critic Jason Fraley

Monday - 08/27/2012, 11:01am EDT

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Stephens City proves drive-ins are not 'expendable'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley made a trip out to The Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City, Va.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 04:21am EDT
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Spielberg classic 'Jaws' still hasn't lost its bite

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley joins in WTOP Shark Week with a special behind-the-scenes look at "Jaws."

Friday - 08/17/2012, 08:13am EDT
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Exorcising Damons: Film franchise is 'Bourne' again

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Legacy" is a bit convoluted, but the "Bourne" franchise appears to be in good hands.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 08:13am EDT
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Memories of Marvin Hamlisch

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:38am EDT

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Screen on the Green wraps up with 'Psycho'

The free screening of "Psycho" (1960) begins at sunset just off the Smithsonian Metro stop. Guests usually show up hours ahead of time, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., to get prime real estate on the Mall.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:42am EDT

Hitchcock dethrones Welles as 'Vertigo' tops 'Kane'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley explains why "Vertigo" ended the 50-year reign of "Citizen Kane" as the greatest movie of all time.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 08:29pm EDT

'Vertigo' knocks off 'Citizen Kane'

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Friday - 08/03/2012, 03:59pm EDT

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Review of 'Total Recall' remake

Jason Fraley, WTOP Film Critic

Friday - 08/03/2012, 11:08am EDT

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Is 'Total Recall' worth a recall?

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley compares the 2012 "Total Recall" remake to the 1990 original.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:40am EDT

AFI Silver marks 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's death

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at the best work of Monroe's career.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 04:50pm EDT
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'High Noon' celebrates 60th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley looks back at one of Hollywood's greatest Westerns.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 12:01pm EDT

Review of 'Beast of the Southern Wild'

Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic

Friday - 07/27/2012, 04:14pm EDT

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'Beast' child performance lifts 'Wild' to greatness

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley has never seen anything quite like "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

Friday - 07/27/2012, 12:57pm EDT
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Nolan's final Batman 'rises' to the occasion

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Dark Knight" fans will not be disappointed, and political pundits will debate it for years.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:13am EDT
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Movie masterpieces come to Screen on the Green (VIDEO)

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews the Screen on the Green series.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 11:49am EDT

Biggest movie blockbusters of all time

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley counts down the biggest blockbusters in movie history.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:58am EDT
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Bogart stars in summer series at National Theatre

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley breaks down two months full of Bogart in our nation's capital.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 12:01pm EDT

John Williams' movie music at Wolf Trap

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley takes a look back at one of the most prolific careers in film composing history.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 10:03am EDT
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